More Views

The Lost World of Friese-Greene The Lost World of Friese-Greene

Be the first to review this product

Presenter Dan Cruickshank traces the route taken by pioneering filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene in a series of remarkable films from the mid-1920s

Presenter Dan Cruickshank traces the route taken by pioneering filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene in a series of remarkable films from the mid-1920s

£9.99

Description

Details

In the mid-1920s, pioneering film-maker Claude Friese-Greene made a series of films during an intrepid drive from Land's End to John O'Groats in the early days of the motor car. Claude's remarkable films were shot in pioneering colour using a process he'd invented himself at a time when the world was filmed in black and white.

In this three part series, The Lost World of Friese-Greene, presenter Dan Cruickshank traces the original route in a vintage car, tracking down relatives of the people who appear in the films. Dan also shows footage to people who appeared in the films as children and are seeing themselves on film for the first time 80 years later.

Film one starts in the West Country, as Dan Cruickshank uncovers radical changes in rural traditions from cider-making to stag hunting and takes a look back at holiday fun at the seaside.

Film two picks up his journey in Cirencester, travels onwards to Wales through the Midlands, and North to Lancashire and the Lakes.

In the final episode, he journeys through Scotland, meeting local experts and descendants of people in the films, with breathtaking scenery all the way.

This unique archive of Friese-Greene's footage, preserved and restored by the BFI, reveals many things in the UK that have changed in 80 years, as well as, surprisingly, what has remained.

A BBC / BFI co-production.

In the mid-1920s, pioneering film-maker Claude Friese-Greene made a series of films during an intrepid drive from Land's End to John O'Groats in the early days of the motor car. Claude's remarkable films were shot in pioneering colour using a process he'd invented himself at a time when the world was filmed in black and white.

In this three part series, The Lost World of Friese-Greene, presenter Dan Cruickshank traces the original route in a vintage car, tracking down relatives of the people who appear in the films. Dan also shows footage to people who appeared in the films as children and are seeing themselves on film for the first time 80 years later.

Film one starts in the West Country, as Dan Cruickshank uncovers radical changes in rural traditions from cider-making to stag hunting and takes a look back at holiday fun at the seaside.

Film two picks up his journey in Cirencester, travels onwards to Wales through the Midlands, and North to Lancashire and the Lakes.

In the final episode, he journeys through Scotland, meeting local experts and descendants of people in the films, with breathtaking scenery all the way.

This unique archive of Friese-Greene's footage, preserved and restored by the BFI, reveals many things in the UK that have changed in 80 years, as well as, surprisingly, what has remained.

A BBC / BFI co-production.

Extras

  • Extended interviews with some of the people Dan Cruickshank encounters on his journey.
  • Interview with cinematographer Jack Cardiff (DOP for The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus and A Matter of Life and Death)

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673007273
Catalogue Number BFIVD727
Product contents 2 discs
Year 2006
Director Claude Friese-Greene
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Aspect ratio 16:09
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Running time 177 min
DVD region 2
Certificate Exempt

Customer Reviews

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Tags

You may also be interested in the following product(s)